Monday, December 28, 2009

Sorry, Nothing New- Except Something Big

Ein Chadash Tachas HaShemesh, Koheles says. There is nothing new on this earth. And, when house, baby, family obligations and the ever present husband (yes, I made supper already :D) take priority, this blog doesn't. And, I'm sure my readers, if I still have any, understand that.

In my own little world, nothing usually out of the ordinary happens. It goes something like this:
Wake up, get little one up, feed everyone breakfast, work a bit, play with little one, find out how husband's day went, play with little one, work a bit, get supper ready, eat supper, and good night.

See how boring? Nothing out of the ordinary, no unusual occurrences, just same old, same old.

And that's quite nice actually. There are no major pronouncements, no unexpected disasters, and nothing really that explodes like a torrential raincloud over my head. It's nice to be settled, to be set in my ways, and feel like finally, finally, I can sit down and take a break for a bit.

Soon enough, my life will get rather hectic. Graduate school will take priority over my life, and all else will go to smithereens. But for now, I'm going to enjoy my peace and quiet.

What's the 'Something Big' of my title? Well, today, something happened, that was so quiet, so relaxed, and so perfectly fit into my life, that it almost seems like nothing happened to jar my little world. You see, I made aliyah today.

Yes, you heard that right. I made aliyah. With Nefesh B'Nefesh. And it was easy, relaxing, and dare I say it, almost an anticlimactic event.

Next week, I'll be getting my Teudat Zehut (Israeli identity card). And, I've been told it's in my best interest not to leave the country for the next 3 months. Which I wasn't planning on anyway. So, there you go. I filled out the paperwork, said thank you , and went out for lunch. I wish I could say I heard the earth of Israel communing with me, or that there were trumpets, fanfare, and a bugle blow in my honor, but nothing quite so earthshattering happened. I did have a great shakshouka for lunch though!

Just another ordinary day in my life. Quite relaxing, don't you think?


itsagift said...

First of all, yes, you do still have readers. I'm assuming I'm not the only one still reading your blog, but just so that you know I'm still reading, I'll comment here :-).

Woah! That is awesome news!! I'm so happy for you that it was so smooth and easy for you to make an aliyah!!

And if you aren't leaving in the next 3 months, I guess I'd have to come your way if I wanted to see you! ; )

Anonymous said...

Mazal tov, that is amazing that you made aliyah!

harry-er than them all said...

mazal tov!
maybe we all be zocheh bekarov

ProfK said...

Mazal tov on making it official.

Anonymous said...

Mazal Tov!

nmf #7 said...

Itsagift- Yay! At least you :D
Thanks! It was EXTREMELY easy. And, yes, come and see me. You have a spare guest room waiting for you. Soon!

Tesyaa- Thanks!

Harryer- Thanks! And AMEN!

ProfK- Thanks! 'Twas only a matter of time- and this was the time.

Anon- Thanks!

Phew. Think I said Thanks enough times?!

itsagift said...

I'd come right over but who's sponsering the trip? :)

Anonymous said...

Well done - does that make NBD ino a sabra?
B'hatzlacha rabba

frumcollegegirl said...

wow congrats!